Last year, Finger Lakes Woodturners applied for an Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG) from our parent organization The American Association of Woodturners (AAW). Our request was for grant proceeds to support purchasing additional educational materials for our library and for new mini-lathes and equipment to support our efforts to teach the art of Woodturning. In April of 2011 we were awarded a grant of $750 to support our efforts.
We are pleased to announce that with the proceeds from the EOG grant and minimal additional club funds we have purchased a selection of additional books and DVD’s for our growing library and also two mini-lathes from Penn State Industries. This gives the club more educational material on woodtutrning and two great lathes to support workshops and demos for our members and the general public. Thanks to all who participated in the grant application and of course to the AAW for providing us with the funds to improve the capabilities of our club.
Pictured above, you can see one of the two mini-lathes and the accessories that came with it.